Brazil striker Neymar says he will be a father

BY foxsports • May 12, 2011

Young Brazil striker Neymar says he will become a father ''in a few months.''

The 19-year-old Santos striker made the announcement on Thursday on his website, and local media is reporting that the mother of the child is a 17-year-old Brazilian.

Neymar said his family and the future mother will do whatever needed to ''help us bring this baby to the world'' and provide the child with all needed assistance.

Neymar said both families decided not to make the name of the mother public to protect her and the child.

Neymar currently is the most talked-about player in Brazilian football and is widely touted as a future star in the national team.

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